Rational design and structural characterization of bioinspired silk-based nanomaterials

The PhD project will focus on the fundamental understanding of the hierarchical organization of naturally occurring silk proteins from amino acid building blocks to nanoscale crystallites and further to functional structural materials.

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Funded by SFB 749.

Unraveling the structural transitions of chemically modified DNA and RNA molecules

The goal of the PhD project will be to obtain atomic level information about how DNA and RNA modifications influence the structure, dynamics and interactions of the oligonucleotides using integrative structural biology approaches, including high-resolution solution and solid-state NMR spectroscopic techniques.

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Funded by SFB 1309.